happy days

get pumped up for spring with our staff-approved playlist!

photographed by mick rock
Happy Thursday, everybody! And we're definitely not just saying that, because today is the official International Day of Happiness (the fact that it coincides with the first official day of spring makes it doubly special). So to celebrate, we polled NYLON staffers on our favorite get-happy jams, and have included them all in the playlist below. The only thing you have to do? Hit play, then go run around outside to celebrate--we all deserve some fun.

"Oops, I Did It Again" by Britney Spears
Britney always makes me happy, but this song/music video gives me life.-- Jade Taylor, Beauty Assistant

"Doll Parts" by Hole
This is my getting-ready anthem because nothing makes me happier than Courtney Love.-- JT

It's a basically a perfect pop song, and it reminds me of hanging out with cute boys. Which has never happened to me while I was listening to it, but I feel like it would be a great setting for enabling that. --Blair Waters, NYLON TV Producer

My first memory of listening to a song, EVER. and I still listen to it weekly. Is that weird? Also see: Calling You By Aqua. --BW

The video alone is perfect spring-spiration, but the groovy song is also totally dance party-worthy. --Steff Yotka, Associate Web Editor

The greatest dancing-manically-at-a-backyard-BBQ jam, in my opinion. It reminds me of high school nights in parked cars overlooking the sunrise--AKA the best time ever. --SY

I didn't even know what this band was before they popped up on one of Sasha Frere-Jones' Spotify playlists, and now I'm hooked. Perfect for those days you want to sit outside in the park feeling hippie-dippie and soaking up the sun. --SY

And for breezy spring nights, let me recommend this Euro-dance jam. --SY

So what if it's a little obvious? I'm totally on-board with his worldview...happiness is a truth!--Ashley Baker, Executive Editor
It's my favorite song to drive with the windows down to - mostly when I'm going to the beach! --Marissa Smith, Fashion Assistant

"Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
Literally the only song I've been listening to since it came out, the music video is GENIUS. --MS

"War Bells" by Royal Bangs
This is the rock-out-with-the-windows-down-in-the-car song of the century for me. And what's happier than a music-up-windows-down cruise? Works on a bicycle, too.--Jackie Yaeger, Newsletter Editor

"LaLa" by Kids of 88
This song always makes me want to throw on some lipstick and high-wasited shorts and walk around town with sunglasses on. -- JY

"Stuck In My Id" by Reptar 
The soundtrack for meeting someone at the beer garden on a summer night, and then, you can't forget them. --JY

"So Insane" by Discovery
I just wanna dance, every. time. --JY 

"In This Diary" by The Ataris
It's the ultimate "I never wanna grow up" anthem, and always makes me feel happy in the most bittersweet-slash-nostalgic way possible. --Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor

"Opossum" by Wardell 
Roll the windows down and crank this breezy jam all the way up. --LD

"Sorry" by Friends 
I listened to this song an embarrassing amount of times last summer, and I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon.--LD

This song always puts me in a good mood- it's super catchy,  and totally danceable but light enough to listen to when you first wake up. Perfect for spring!-- Liz Riccardi, Digital Design Director

"Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch
It's Marky Mark...what more needs to be said? --Christian Lavery, Men's Associate Web Editor 

It's just an easy, laid back jam that's full of good feels from beginning to end. I could have this on loop without ever getting tired of it. --CL

"Return of The Mack" by Mark Morrison
Some old-school vibes always make the warmer weather that much more enjoyable.-- CL